Manufacturers

Advanced Healthcare Technology Ltd.

Northern Road, The Lait Buildings , CO10 2ZB Sudbury, Suffolk
United Kingdom

Telephone +44 1787 376493
Fax +44 1787 312707
robert.lait@babypod.com

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Our range of products

Product categories

  • 01  Electromedical equipment / Medical Technology
  • 01.04  Intense medicine / anesthesiology / respiration
  • 01.04.03  Incubators

Our products

Product category: Incubators

Our products: Baby Pod II

Transporting newborn infants requires an environment that will keep them safe and warm. Until now, the only way to guarantee this has been to use a heavy, cumbersome, and physically large transport incubator. These expensive devices require an electrical supply to function and are not readily available as they require additional equipment, time, manpower and dedicated vehicles.

The Baby Pod II was conceived as the answer to the question ‘how can we transport an infant patient safely from A to B, protecting the lives of the patient and crew in event of accident?

Overview
Typically, in the event of a road traffic accident, a conventional transport incubator could break free from its mounting, endangering the lives of both the patient and of crew members. The weight of a typical incubator can be up to 120kg, and as such is incredibly difficult to secure to an ambulance safely. In the past, both injuries and deaths have been caused due to incubators breaking free during a crash.

The Baby Pod II’s carbon/composite fibre construction allows for a transport device with dramatically reduced weight from a typical solution. Weighing less than 10kg, it can be secured to any common transport stretcher, in any road ambulance, fixed-wing or rotary aircraft.

This flexibility reduces the need for a transport team to wait for the availability of a specific incubator or ambulance, reducing the time taken to transfer the patient. When times of the essence, this is important both for the well-being of the patient, and for the availability of the transport team to attend further transfers.

Overview
Typically, in the event of a road traffic accident, a conventional transport incubator could break free from its mounting, endangering the lives of both the patient and of crew members. The weight of a typical incubator can be up to 120kg, and as such is incredibly difficult to secure to an ambulance safely. In the past, both injuries and deaths have been caused due to incubators breaking free during a crash.

The Baby Pod II’s carbon/composite fibre construction allows for a transport device with dramatically reduced weight from a typical solution. Weighing less than 10kg, it can be secured to any common transport stretcher, in any road ambulance, fixed-wing or rotary aircraft.

This flexibility reduces the need for a transport team to wait for the availability of a specific incubator or ambulance, reducing the time taken to transfer the patient. When times of the essence, this is important both for the well-being of the patient, and for the availability of the transport team to attend further transfers.

The Baby Pod II is designed with the safety of the infant in mind
The hi-tech carbon-fibre construction of the Baby Pod II has undergone crash testing to comply with 10g European Ambulance Standard (CEN 1789) requirements.

The Baby Pod II has been tested with an acceleration/deceleration of 10g in all directions representing a crash at 55 kilometres per hour (30 mph) and is the only transport device world-wide be tested and approved to this standard.

Inside the unit, the infant is comfortably secured in position by a vacuum mattress and soft infant positioning straps. The vacuum mattress is moulded around the patient then the air is removed with the aid of a vacuum pump to hold the mattress in shape. This provides a soft, yet rigid support for the infant during transit.

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About us

Company details

Transporting newborn infants requires an environment that will keep them warm, safe and secure, and until now the only way to guarantee a warm environment for the baby has been to use a heavy, cumbersome and physically large transport incubator.

These expensive devices require an electricity supply to function, are not always readily available, and most require dedicated vehicles.

Using the same technology, materials and design features that protect Formula 1 racing car drivers from injury during a crash, the revolutionary Baby Pod range provides the security and warmth that a newborn needs, at a fraction of the cost of a standard transport incubator, in a package that is light, easy to handle, and can attach to any transport stretcher currently available.

Our flagship product, the Baby Pod II infant transport device, was developed to fill a requirement for a safety-focused, easily manageable solution for inter/intra-hospital transport of neonates, and we've since applied this same ethos of patient safety, warmth and comfort to provide much needed solutions in other areas of in-hospital neonatal care.

The Scan Pod is an environment for the imaging of neonates with MR/CT and X-Ray, and coming soon the Evac Pod, a solution for emergency evacuation of infants from the PICU.

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